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I 'Y0L.I3r-KO.94 ' ' NEW YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1891. ' PRICE TWO CENTS -
1' jjjw, JL FIELD'S DOWNFALL
B jir.ro JtTEn to batb robbed sob
B VAH1SF.lt OF NOTES AND SECURITIES,
H Olker qoestloaahte Traaaaetloas Xeperted
1 -The Medical CertHeata r Iuqr aa
H tYnleh H TTaa Ciaatlttea til Aey
H inns at Monat Teraoa nil large Ufa
H Insuraace-Cyraa W. SlateTa Caadltlea.
I From ycstonlay's developments In the caso
H of Wward M, Field ol the wrecked Arm ot
I Field. IJndlcy. Wiochora A Co.. It appear that
H ?icM not only has omptlod -his father's
I iitroiE box ot all Its Boonrltles and loft Orrus
I W. Field penniless, hut yestorday It was
B learned that he deliberately robbed his
partner. John F. Welohera, " Mr.Wclchors him-
self Is tho authority for the story. He camo
I to town for a short time. Ho say that Field
not only robbed him ot tho 9250.000 capital he
Invested with tho Arm. but that he also took
S.'AOOO in Government bonds left In the firm's
H f nfo when Wcichcrs went to Cuba a number of
I months since to nogotlato the purchase ot the
S sugar plantations. Thoso Govornmont bonds,
I Mr. Welchoia adds, bclonttod to his wife.
U "1 loft them In tho safo." said Mr. Wclchers,
W ' beforo I Btartod. thinking It tho safest placo
for them. Asothor point was, I thought that
I Mrs. Welchora could always sot atthout with
out troublo should anything happen to me. I
nlso left In my desk in tho offlco notes amount
luic to nearly 515.000 si von to mo as collateral
for loans I had personally made. Beforo leav
ing I endorsed tho notes so that on maturity
Mr?. Wclehers could colloct thorn In my ab
tonce. I told. Field thoy wero In my desk.
"On my ruturh,tbe notosandtho bonds were
gone. Flold took the bonds and the notes. I
urn now trj lug to trace them:' In order to havo
nc misunderstanding. I told Flold that the
bond and the notes wore tho personal prop
erty of my wife."
Tho next now development was related by
the representative ot a largo Gorman banking
houso. According to this Field. InJils dospora-,-itlon.forgod
tho namo of a ship and tho Captain
and also a rertiflcate ot inspection to a cargo
of grain, aud. presenting tho bill ot lading
to the banking house soaurod the ad
vances on a cargo of grain which had
no existence, and which was loaded In
a ship whose namo does not appear
In any ot tho Lloyds on file In tho Maritime
Association at this port Tho banking houso
discovered how they had been swindled, and
called Field to account. Ho Is said to have
used somo of tho securities he took from his
father In settling with tho bankers, and they
are now fully protected against loss.
A gontleman who saw Cyrus W. Field in his
bed yesterday morning said to a Bun reporter:
"Mr. Field is greatly prostrated. He does not
apparently care to llvo, and ho is making no
efforttoholp himself. Ho lies thore moaning.
and Bays his name, his fortune, and his future
arc all gone. Ho will not bo comforted."
Artcinas H. Holmes, representing tho Union
Tsclflc Railroad Company, announced official
ly josterday that tho company would lose but
$200,000 by Edward Field's methods. As
signee Gould is preparing his statement of tho
firm's affairs, and will Issue It -a speedily as
consistent with the tangled sttnatlon.1 '
"This story about Edward M. Field robbing
his father, by taking tho securities represent
ing bis father's entire fortune from a strong
box to which he was permitted access. I pro
nounce to beA entirely and unqualifiedly
false." said Dr. , David Lindiey to n'Btrif
jeporter yosterday ' afternoon. " VHiat-
iiten.to hlm.-wlMiUbe fullest nnd-freest
knowledge,'' by hfi father. This I state most'
positively; As to Cyrus W. Field being a rallied
man and as poor how as the day he was born.
I think that a very great exaggeration, and I
do not believe Mr. Field said what is attributed
to him, because he has not been lnfornjed of
the full fncts of, tho troubles. Mr. Field has
enough left to live comfortably on, howevor
lung, in nil possibility, his life may.be pro
"I bollcve that Edward M. Field has beon
insane for somo considerable time. I do not
mean that he has been violently insane, but I
would suy that lkilOw ho Imu been as lnsauo
as he is now. except for tho added oxcitement
of the recent troubles. His hobby has always
!;en to bo engaged In big flnanclul and busi
ness transactions. His friondB have known ot
ihlh. but never dreamed ot whero it was lead
ing lilm to."
Aked about the transfer ot tho Field houses
to C,n W. Field's daughter. Mrs. Isabella
.ludson. Dr. Llndlcy said ho did not think the
riue ivuh maooin oraer o raise lunus to neip
out young Field. " I think that the transfer
vrusmadn from n natural desiro by Mrs. Jud--wi
to keep the old homestead In the family.
Mil, ta LI hi; nil the clrcumstandes Into eonsld
vratlou. it was decided that sho should have
lKi088lon of it."
'fhts medical eortlftcnte of lunacy, which was
filled out by Ir. Frank H. Ingrain aud Dr.
Allen Fitelinnd approved byjudgo JlcAdam.
mid upon which Edward M. Field was com
nilili'd io Vmnon Houso, Mt Vernon, sets
torth tlir.t Fiold It M years of age. that his
iroeont tfaokw,s crnduul in its onset, and
timt iu Is (lepri'SEoa and vory oxcltaljlo. In
iorl"to a (iiifstion in the printed blank thu
itlllcntusaya: "Ho has threatened suicide."
I no Bupixispil cnusoof his dlsoaso is given as
'Overwork buimiesB worry." His habits uro
dccrlU'd an "Tomperuto. Has been incllnuU
to Intompornnco of late."
As tvliioucu ot hid insanity tho certificate
iuCh thoHi- words of Mr. Field:
, ' J don't kno,v whurc I snw iny wlfo Inst. I
i i'oii I Know wltfro 1 haw my brother last I
i inn inconstant fi-nr of bodily harm from my
muniior-. who I think uro coiiiliiuliorii to take
inn down to tortv-M'opnd struat to throw me
under a train, ltlihik thoy wnnttohangmo:
they v.oiilil do It it thoy could. I hao no
fik-uds iuft exdupr.uiy w Uo. my father, and my
liiutliei. X think tho giiurd ought to bo don
bledliuroto.ivotcctiuu. I know thoynantto
"flu was very emotional." tho certificate
continue, "laughing ami erylntr alternately.
Ho w.ii incoherent and irmttonnl in his con
vention and demeanor, At tlmos ho would
ihk 'Iftliey.tntalided to kill mo.' and then
would Kay, 'l Uo not wish to llvo any longer; 1
want to tlli'.'"
Tho patient's appearand) and inannor tire
''tf-i owl as "hystnrleul nnd maniacal anil
AWlhiil extremely doprosRuit and melancholy."
l bis nlfada It Isnppondcd : " Dr. Charles L.
I.lndley of 85 Mad If on avenue, Now York.
Mujv. that lio has known Mr. Field for the last
.rtars. I liaviobsenodn ohungo iulilsdu
iDcuiior nnd. character gradually increasing
"r " pprlod of threo years, iormorly of a
M i ot. religious nature, ha has become roninrk
".lyMutiiiornand of a violent tompor and a
tiouily mini), and extremely Irritable nnd poll
it unci!) before. Ills counl(lcmtlon audti-n-i'iiivukfrirotliuiH
was remarkublo. Ills phy
j e.ii condition Is verv muoli clianged, ho liav-
K t'?Cnil'e obefo nnd clumsy "
. J'r. Uraiiguruainu to New York laxtsVenlng
i'ri'JMtlt with the rolutitos of Mr. Field. He
Nil i,0?.!.W,ortor.0' 'n,v tivv concerning Sir.
J tela: u fa Patient suITors from melancholia
?" I lin suicidal intent, but is not violent I
jouini wm Bufferltig from laok of tood and
w of sloen aud from exhaustion caused by
?m'i,,?1.i'ilrai,n He slept well Inst night and
am gratified to see him much better for it"
fni rrGrSl"?Sr ai(1 f1"1.1 tbe Urat application
KIM,,.v?!(!to admission to his asylum was
,mSf1?tV1P' Mi.on Tuesday by a Mr. Wilkens.
and four hours later Mr. Field was there. Dr.
u ranger has strong hopes of Tils recovery.
iinWA oarned yesterday that tbe anplloa
m?A.i. ,l. WW Joiu'ry todeterraine the
?n JJJIW "d "JnrMHtr w" b8. Presented
S,S0W'8,"'re,?j5OiUrt Judge within a day or
JuSif T?.l"JEport thl? BPPlicaUon , severafam
SfJJ.l tn. emlnlng physleians will be
P ffi1'.60 thtjhe Judge cansee that there
?APi!Sfro'R.r?un('(0t9rderlngnn Inquiry to
.. t ?bn- A1 u 1lbob,1.8 Ulat 'ol J w 11 attend
t "'? proceedings himself.
- thnf ud .Ii"' Sioia family said yesterday
!.. lt. i'n,i r t,1 clrcumstanocs to lio brought
ti ' ,7 .the inquiry was tlio reckless gift by
fn A" ,'"- pWurtr-,' nl1 1 liouHands of dollars
liV. fmn with whom lio hail dealings In tho
ainVw.n. Ii U gL-KV"tetl tbat sryerni sTmilarin
Ui hu!ring Cr "' broUK,,t out on
raoro Insuranoe than he could afford, and from
two companies ho accepted fully paid-up poli
cies tor comparatively small amounts in llou of
the premiums he bad paid. .. ...
It was .learned yostordny that these polloles
are still In forca:
Muitactun lit Inranine Company "0-J5
rtnn Mntn.l Uf. loinrmnc Amlllon 10-S$
TnraUrC Ur nd Accident ininrnc Co..... ,200
In May. 188a Mr. Field Insured In the Massa
chusetts Mutual for M0.O0O. Uo surrendered
his policy threo yoara later in return for a fully
paid-up policy of f 1.700. A few days after In
soring In the Massachusetts he took out a lite
Slfcrfor$2&O00ln tho Travellers' Life and
ecldent Ho exchanged that last year for a
fully paid-up policy of $4200. At. various
times within tho past five years he has held
PoTloIos In tho Mutual I.lfo aggregating $2(K.
000. Noneiottboso policies is In force to-day.
Theremay.be other pollolos in forco In other
The policies, as far as could bo learnod. aro
all in favor ot Mr. Field's wife. Had his attempt
at suicide been successful tho creditors ot tho
estate would havo had no power to attack any
CTJtVS If. FIELD AO WORSE.
Seats CoMfortabty, aat Is Iattrcat to
Bla Fata Tha Illncaa ofHIa Banahtcr.
Cyrus TV. Field's condition was slightly Im
proved yesterday. Ho passed a bettor and
much more restful night on Tuesday, and lost
night ho wob reported by Dr. Fuller as rostlng
comfortably. Tho membors of tho family folt
somewhat rcliovcd ot their Immediate nnxtoty,
but thoy woro not at all hopeful of Mr. Field's
Dr. Eugono Fullor made his usual call at
about 7 o'clock yostorday morning, and at 8 Is
sued this bulletin:
Mr. Field atept batter tit night than prarlontly. Hit
conditio till mornlni It tntter than it wm yetterday
"Mr. Field Is In no Immedlato dangor of
death," said Dr. Fullor In answor to questions
as to his patient's condition and prospects.
"He is listless and apathetic, nnd. In thofaco
of his groat misfortunes, is altogether in
different as to whether ho dies or not. In fact
I think ho would weloomo doath as a roller."
'Thoro wore very many callers, at Mr. Field's
house yesterday, but few woro permitted to
sop tho sick man. Dr. Henry M. Fild and Dr.
Matthew Field woro two of the oarliost callers.
Dr. Matthew Field called again Into In the ar
tornoon. David Dudley Field called at 1:30
and .remained to lunch. He said on coming
from tho house that his brother's condition
had not changed sinco morning.
At 12:30 o'clock a gentleman who said he
was Mr. Field's " nsslijtnnt counsel" drovo to
tho house. Ho had previously been to the real
estate Offlco of Charles Macrao in West Forty
fourth street, and to Drew's real estate ofBoo
at Twenty-seventh street and Fifth avenue,
and also. It was learned, to two other real
estato offioes. It was said his visits had refer
ence to the transfer of Mr. Field's house.
Gen. Alexander Webb and Felice Captain
McCullagh, the elder, also called at Mr. Fiold's
Dr. Charles Llndley said yesterday afternoon
that Mrs. Llndloy'fl condition was not improved.
Mra,E. M. Field was slightly better. Bheis
suffering only from nervous shock. xTho news
of her husband's bankruptcy was n complote
surprise to her. Bho had always belle vod his
afTaira were in the most substantial condition.
It was learnod yesterday that Mr. Cynis
Fiold's life is Insured for nearly $07,000 in
threo companies. He Is one of the oldost pol
icy holders of the Mutual .Life Insurance Com
pany, and his policy, taken out for $10,000. is
to-day worth ft.iO,000.Tbo other policies hold
by him are said to be &0.000 in the New York
Life and 810.000 each in the Equitable and in
the Travellers' Lite nnd Accident
AX EUPTX riCTOKT FOB JWODSKY.
Be Pasaca taa aCaealac'a AamUatoa Cos,
salttce. Bat Be Isa't ta Yet
The band ot Jacob Patterson, the Chairman
of the Republican County, Executive Commit
tee, was observ&I last night at a stormy meet
ing bf 4 fragment ot the Bepubllcan machine
'of theEighth district 4
Iho.fragraerJ;consItd, ot .the Enrolling,
Board and Conjmlrtooon idmlssIomVbf the
.district and the meeting was held in the base
ment of Leader. Gustnv ecburmann's resi
dence at 185 Forsyth street The object of the
meeting was to disouss the advisability of admitting-John
E. BroOsky and 30 of his trusty
followers Into theregular Republican machine.
Brodaky sent In a regular application, but he
soon learned that Soharmann was frightened
fori fear Brodsky would get in before tho pri
mary elections. which occur noxt Tuesday, and
run as leader of the district hlmsolf.
Brodsky also found that Patterson had been
scaring! BchQrmunn by telling him what an
awfully bad man Brodsky was. During his in
vestigations he picked up this letter:
w'-j -,. hw Vom' Kor- -7 18".
Ur. ThtviartT. JtMt.
Pur Sic I Iim a bean requattea by Mr. Scliurniann to
ay tbat, owing to a letter receli ad by blmrrom Jndga
Fatterfon. wbo Uaa baen detained in Wutiinftoo, no
action abould be taken by Ibe Board ot In
spectors unlit after another conrerenca wun
the Jmltre. wben, no douM. mattari will ti
arranired aatlatactorlly to all bands. Mr. Schurtnanu
also auirests that a meeting ot the Board of Inapectora
ahbnld im held no later than next Vtedueidar eenlnir.
Dee: 3, 18UJ. at his residence. 183 Fnraytu street.
Yours, ic, Joh.i II. O'llomon.
'. Eecretary ot Board o! Inspectors.
Mr. Buhle is tho First Vice-President of the
district machine, and is the Chairman of tho
Enrolling Board. Brodsky won his friendship
and then. got Huhlo to seo August (lelsler,
Meyer Meyer, Samuel A. ltoberts, and O'Con
nor, tbe other moml-ers of the Board, and In
duoothem.lt possible, to voto In faoroftho
ndmlsslon of Brodsky nnd his thirty friends.
bchUrmann insisted on being present at the
meeting last night on tho plea that he was an
ex-offlclo member of tho Board. Objection
was made, but as the meeting waa hold in bis
own house ho could not reasonably bo ejected.
Bchurmann Insisted that action on tho matter
be postponed. No heed being puld to him ho
objected on the ground that tho rules of the 01 -conization
stipulate tliabtio moro than 'X now
members shall be admitted at any one time.
In jordor to overcome this difficulty seven
names woro promptly dropped from tho
Brodsky list. Then Melillrmuun got angry
und so did Chairman Jiulile.
" Who's bohiud jou. any way?" usked Huhlo
" Nobody I" angrily replied Sohtlrraann.
" Aren't you acting In accordance with the
trishosof JnkoPuttorsonV" Ituhle w.tutod to
, " No. I ain't," Baid Kchurmnnn.
" Then," said Huhlo plunging his (1st up and
down. " oithor you or Jnko Puttorsou lies."
Finally tho otiei-tlon of reporting on tho
namos of Brodhky and his frlundn a put to a
vote. Messrs. Ituhle. Ouislor.and Meyorvnb-d
to report favorably on tho namoH. whllo O'Con
nor und IIobertsnted the other wny. belillr
mann, being only un ex-offlelo mombor.
This iipponrs on tho surfnen ns n victory for
Brodsky and his twenty-two friends, but us n
mutter of fact they nro entirely at tho mercy ot
HchDrmann. Tho date of the nc.t regular
meeting of the district orgatili-Atlon Is Dec. 0.
while the primary oloctlouu will bo hold on
Brodsky nnd his friends will not bo members
of. the machine until tho action of thu En
rolling Board Is endorsed by lt BchUrmann
wont call a special meeting, and so hero Is
tho spactacle of Brodnky and his faithful alllos
shivering on the outside without any chance of
getting control ot the machine for at least a
Reciprocity with the British West Iadlea,
Washinotok, Dec. 'i Blr Julian Faunoefote
and the representatives ot the British West
Indian colonies held another conference with
Mr. Foster at the State Department to-day in
regard to negotiating a reciprocity agreement
with tho colonies. A comparison of flguros
shows that white the United States takes moro
than half of the products of the Islands, the
average rato of duty on our Imports is
nearly, twice as great as that paid by other
countries.. As the colonists seem willing to
make such reductions in duty paid by prod
ucts ot the United States as will not discrimi
nate, against the mother country, there is
reason to bollevo that their efforts to sooure a
reciprocity agreement with this country will
Aaaaxatloa SeBtlasaat la.Caaaaa.
Ottawa, Dec. 2. The success crowning the
efforts of Col. White and others. who havo been
agitating In favor of a political union with tho
United States, has evidently given the Gov
ernment moro concern than was at first sup
posed. In timv of the nnprouchtng election,
Mr. Tiippor. Minister of Marine and Fisheries,
has left for Chatham. Ontario, to midresH huv
nrul meetings In tho hope of undoing souhi of
thu minclilof tho annexation ugltutors huvo
done iu that section.
It Is probable that no train baa attracted the atten
tion on either side of lha Atlantic that the Klnpira
Male BxprcsiloC the Kew ork Centralis command
Ids. In the Christinas number ot llant'i " P
prare a mil pase Illustration ot this inarrel ot t ha nlus
tctntb century, 4J.
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A CAR TOPPIED ON THEM.
Foun we.v cAvatrr vxnsn an, oyer-
TURNED PASSENGER COAOT.
Its Bear Traek Took the Wraag Track at
a Swltck-Tsve Men Klllea BcalSe the
Tracks Neaa of the PasMaccra of tha
M"reeke Car Badly Bart Waa tha
Snitch Throwa a llosaeat Too Sooa t
TheTuckahoe local, which Is known on the
New York and Harlem Railroad as No. 173, loft
the Grand Control station on tlmo at 5:10
o'clock yostorday afternoon. It consisted of n
combination smoking and baggage car and
threo passenger coaches. It stopped a
110th stroot and 123th stroot and loft Mott
Haven at G:34 o'clock. It was scheduled to
stop at ovory station and to reaoh Tuckahoe at
5:50 o'clock. It was crowded with passengers,
going homo from business In tho city.
About 100 feet below 140th stroot the Har
lom traoks and the Central tracks diverge, and
the trains, which use tho somo track botwoon
Forty-second strcot and this point, aro
switched by a man In a tower just above tho
140th stroot bridge. Englneor Edward Davis
ot tho Tuckahoo local saw tho switchman's
signal from a distance which told him that tho
switch was proporly sot for htm. Ho was run
ning ut the rato of about flltoen miles an hour.
Tho engine followed tho Hnrlom rails, cir
cling slightly to tho right It passed under
tho 140th stroot bridge nnd plungodon, tho
headlight shooting shafts of light In the dark
less. Suddenly there was n shock. Tho en
gine tromblod and struggled on. Engtnoor
Davis glanced out ot his cab window. Ho saw
tho roar car topploovor upon Itssldo at right
angles with his onglno. Tliero was a heavy
rumbling sound, to which was added tho
crashing ot glass and the shouts and Bhrlcks
ot men and women. The engineer shut off
stoam nnd tho train stopped. Tho wrecked
car lay just lapping tho tip-town track ot tho
Harlom road and tho down track ot tho Central.
There wore about forty persons in tho last
car. When tho roar end "suddonly wheeled
round and tho car bogan to movo forward side
ways." as one of tho passengers described tho
sensation, all jumpod up. Thoy woro nonrly
all men, and thoy had time to lay hold of thp
Bides nnd backs of tho seats for support before
thecar.upset That was why when tho crash
came no one was killed or seriously injured.
Tho car turned flat on its side, nnd for
a fow moments thero was a tunglod
moss of men nnd women struggling to get
for standing room. Presently tho passengers
bogan to crawl out of tho brokon windows of
that side of tho car which lay uppermost nnd
tocroopoutot tho doors at ouch end. After
all worn out railroad men went through tho
car with lanterns, but found no dead or
Policeman Doncourt of tho Morrlsanla
squad was crossing the 140th street bridge
when the accident happened. Ho started for
the station houae on a run to give tho alarm.
Pollcomon Montgomery of tho High Brldgo
squad was on n Dolly Vardon trntn which hnp-
fiened to bo stalled just a stone's
hrow away. Ho ran up thd track to
tho wrock. took a glance, and dashed to
the Morrlsanla station, too. Somo ono
olso turned in a tiro alarm from tho box a
block beond. A hurry call wus sent out by
tho police for ambulances to the Harlom anil
the Manhattan Hospitals, and Sergeant Barry
led a squad ot twenty men to tho scono on tho
double quick. Messengers woro sent for In
spector Conlrn.who lhes at 11!7 West l'JOth
street and t'apt McCullagh. both of whom
By the tinio the police got thore. however,
nearly all the forty odd passengers had es
caped from the wrecked car and taken rofugo
in the other ones, which were all right The.
police were just In tlmo to care for tho wound
ed and take out the doad. Two men had been
killed outright and1 two severely injured. All
four were employees of the road.
..J)eottjaVj&led-wa William Flommlng..21.
TearncldijL.oars'tenner. living at 1.7S2 Park
avenue. Tho othor.man was unknown. Ho
was about 20 yearn old, llvo feet eight inches
in height, dark complexion, and had a black
monstuche and black hair. He is supposed to
havo been a est Shore car cleaner, us none
of tbe yard men know him.
Tho wounded uro Rear Brnkorann George
Williams. a7jears old, of White Plains, and
Thomas McKennn. 35. a car repairer, ihing at
207 East Forty-third street Williams was
suffering from a severe laceration of tho scalp
on -tho back ot the head, concussion of tho
brain, and profuse hemorrhngo of tlio right
ear. He was treated by Dr. James P.Daly of
03 East 150th streot nnd then taken to bin
home. jlcKouna got a bad scalp wound and a
serious shook. Ho was romovod to tho Har
lem. Hospital In n semi-conscious condition.
Brnkeman Williams was the only one ot these
on the train.
Tbe accident was a most peculiar one. The
forward truck of tho last car passed over the
switch to tho Harlem tracks safely. The rear
truoks took the other course, going over to the
Central's tracks. As tho train whirled along tho
body of tho coach was swung about until it
was at a right anglo to tho robt of tho train.
After travelling ubout 100 ieet or more in
this way tho roar end of the car struck the
stone abutment of the 140th street bridge, nnd
- the shock caused tho truck on tlio Control's
tracks to leave the rails. This wan tbe shock
which alarmed the engineer. The car wus
dragged about 100 foot more over tho ties be
foro it tumbled over upon Its side, breaking
Tho switch Is of the Improved pattern, which
Is supposod to be infallible. Ono of tho official
of the mad mid that In his opinion tho llnugn
of tlio wheel got botweon tho bevelled mil of
tho Hnrlem rond. which tu run tho trains In tho
direction thoy aro intended to go. nnd the
diverging Central rail. Ho found tho snitch
set proporly when ho got thuro and u fresh
(scratch on tho rail.
A track walkorwho wns opposite tho switch
when tho train passed ner lintta dllTorent
theory. Ho declares that tho switchman in
tlio tower kcmtuI hundred foot uwny threw
the switoli before the titht tiuck of the rear car
had pntHoil ovor it Ho heard the swish of tho
escaping ulr in tlio pntiiitnatlii tubes whon tho
rail wont oei. lie hum, A Central train fol
lows thu Tuckahoo local two minutes Inter.
Charles Denny, tlio switch man. suvh that tho
first ho knew of tlin accident una when ho saw
the wrecked pat l ins on its sido at the foot of
All tr.ifllo wns delayed for nonrly an hour
while trucks and Mritehos woro being tested
nnd repaired. Superintendent Phyfo of the
Hailiiui. General Superintendent Yoorheos of
tho Central, and Charles II. Piatt general
manager of the Grand Central Station weio on
thoM.'1'iio within bull an hour after (ho acci
dent ocem red, ami tiupcttlftod the clearing oi
the tracks. Thu iroukd cur waa pulled
around between tho tracks by a big locomo
tive, which cleared the ttanks.
Curiously enough tho only .persons who woro
killed or even seriously injured were not in
tho wrecked car nor on the train. Thoy woro
all employees of the road who worked in tho
enr repairing shops a couple of blocks or so
above the pluco whore tho accident ncauried.
Right from tlio angle of the "Y" that Is
formed by tho diverging tracks is a slnglp
track that lioiuls straight to the ehonri.
Aroundhouso busldothe HudsonBiverroad's
trnck takes up a part of tho triangln in the
" V." and the rest ot it Is covorod with ttrnss
filots and (lower hods. It was nftor dark when
homculetttho'cnr shop, nnd thoy struggled
out in groups of half a dozeu or so. Matiyot
thorn llvo below tlio Harlem Ititor, and those
walk besldo tho single track until they cross
tho western arm of the "x" on their way to the
station at llttith street
Ono such group of men that left the shop to
gether last night consisted of John Fleming
3nd his son William. Williams, and MaKonmi.
ohn Fleming told tho story of the wreck as
he saw It lust night:
" I stopped n moment to pick up a pleco of
wood, and fell behind my bon and tho others
fi fow paces. I saw tho headlight of the train a
ong way off, and remember thinking It must
be running at forty miles an hour. Then It
ran by. I saw two streaks of fire on tho track,
und out of tbe darkness that followed It I saw
a big black square thing oomlng right
at me. It fell almost at my feet and .when I
heard the crash of glass I knew that it was a
car. There were men behind me. and one had
a lantern. .1 grabbed It. 'Look out for trains
both ways,' I said, 'and I wilt look alter the
peoplo in the oar. ., , ,
"Igot into tho car through the end window.
I met one man going out and found another
pinned fast with somo light stuff. 'jNeor
mind mo,' he suld, 'look after tho women.' I
brought out two womon., , One had her faoo
covered v lt.li blood, and said her log was hurt,
und tho other had lost thu uso ot hor right urin
from the fall.
'Whon J hail cot tho second ono out somo
ono nskud mo if I had neen my son. That waa
tho first I h.ul. thought about him. I found
hint lying with thu others, just as thuvhud
"Like that" he sold, holding out the fin-
frersot one hand. ."Five of them, with their
leads all ono way. just ns the cur had mowed
thorn down. My sou was at his last guep.
After that I don't know what happened."
' - s
BANGED ntMSKLF IN XIIE PARK.
rrahably Koale BMIa'a Hvrealarart-eiaar
Hnleldf a by tha Bono, '
Tho body of a falr-halrod man, with blue
eyos and a long yollow moustache, was found
hanging to a troo in Central Pork, near tho
West Bovontlotli streot entrance early yester
day morning. Tho sulcldo had no money In
his pockets, nnd his watch was n cheap brass
affair, but his clothing was cxpcnMvo and not
much worn. When tho body was taken to tho
Sforguo his Buspondors woro said to bo tho
" flnost pair ovor soon hero." Thoy woro com
posed ot bluo velvet richly ombrolilored with
flowers, Thoro was tho flguro of a luto on the
stool cuff buttons. '
Tho dead man looked 35 years old. Tlio only
thing found on the body which Is likely to load
to Identification wns a frayed envolopo ad
dressed to "Miss Roslo Ell. enro X. F. Haber
mnnn. Campbell's cottage. CcdnrhUrst L. V
M. H. Haborman and family spent last sum
mer In tho Campboll cottage nnd returned to
their homo. Ti Enst Sixty-second stroot, on
Hopt 28. Among tholr servants was a tall,
good-looking girt whoi was known as Iloaio
ills. Sho was well oducatod. and had evi
dently soon llttlo sorvicp as n domestic. Itwas
not known thnt she had a lover. Occasionally
a tall, well-dressod man called to seo hor. but
thore was so groat a rosomblanoo hotwecn
tho two that thoy woro thought to be brother
andslstor. . . .. . '
William Konsler. whose son Otto Is superin
tendent of a stable at 119 East Twenty-second
Btreot wns Inlurod last April by a wall falling
on him whllo tearing down n building at First
nvenuo und Twenty-first street Ho was In
consnqunnco Incapacitated from doing any
thing hut odd jobs around thp stable This
favo htm lolsuro to drink, nnd ho improved
ho opportunity to such an oxtont that ho be
came of no uso whutovor. On Tuosday night
Kcnslor hanged hlmsolf by a rope attaohml to
ono of tho booms' supporting tho scaffolding
which tnkos tho place of a sidewalk ovor tho
excavation at Fourth avonuo and Twenty
Mrs. Elizabeth Boor, who lived 'at 51 West
llfctd street arose onrly yostorday morning nnd
went down stairs. When Mr. Beer followed ho
found hor hanging by tho neck to the kltchon
door by a pleco of clothos lino. She was 50
years old. Her physician had been called
several times of late to treat her for pains In
HFERXMAN OAZUTAN'S trtax.
Bis Principal Witness Bar he Indicted for
Thomas Bennett, tho hackman who testified
on Tuosday in defoncoot Mlchaol J. Galllvan.
proprlotor ot tho Excelsior stables in West
Forty-fifth stroot chargod with murder In tho
second ,degroo In killing btabloman James
Cummlngs on Christmas last is likely to get
Into serious trouble.
Detoctlvos nro after him with n bench war
rant. Assistant District Attornox Wellman
declares that Bonnett who sworo that ho saw
Cummlngs and Hurloy beating Galllvan with
a bale stick just beforo tho shooting, did not
hoar about it until an hour or so alter it oc
curred. Tho chief wltnoss for Galllvan yesterday was
Dr. Thomas H. Allen of G2 West Forty-fifth
street. He said ho examined Galllvan on
Chrlstmna night and found his nose broken,
several teeth gone, and ono ot his ribs frac
tured Galllvan testified In his own behalf. Ho gave
his testimony In a harsh, loud volco. and
created the Impression of boing high-tempered.
Ho said that Hurloy camo to the stablo
on Christmas morning and asked for money.
Hurley called him numes and he put Hurley
out Hurloy loitered near tlio door and Gal
llvan wont out und told him to go away. Hur
ley then struck Gallhan. who caught a light
Malacca cane from the hand of Benjamin
Dunlap and hit Hurley across the back several
times. Hurley then went away, saying he
would return with his gang.
Hurloy and Cummlngs came to the stable
together In tho afternoon. Cummlngs had a
clubdnd Hurley a bale stick, nnd they fell
upon Galllvan and began beating him After
ho had Le m knocked down three times he re
membnrod that he bag a Plate: In his pocket
'ami Tie drew Cand-flrcdJots.tandoni.Th-crpss-oxamlnation
ot Gnllivandoveloped that
ho had been in many rows.
John Stewart a coach driver employed by
Simon Kayton of 101 East Seventieth street,
testified that Hackman Bennott hud beon with
him and other coachmen in Kuvton's stablo
for snvoral hours on Christmas nftornoon. and
that they were first told of tho killing of Cum
mlngs by James Day. ono ot Kuyton n drlters,
who cntored tho stablo just after 4 o'clock.
Bennott suld: "I know Galllvan, He owes
me $24. I will go down and see his wlfo. nnd
if she don't give it to me I will go down and go
Tho triul wns adjourned.
Ho Is Convicted of Murder la the Flrat De
cree la Kllllnc Franealoaa.
Jeromiah Cotto wns convicted yesterday In
Brooklyn ot murdorintho first degree for tho
killing ot Lulgi Francalosa in n lonoly lane in
the outskirts ot Brooklyn on the morning of
July 25. nnd will bo sontoncod noxt week by
Judge Moore. Ho Is a Sicilian. Vlncenzo
Popa. a junk dcalor, sworo yesterday1 that four
hours after tho dlscovory ot Francalosa's body
Cotto camo to his place nnd sold him 000
pounds ot rags, among which were found
somo arttclos ot clothing worn by Cotto on tho
morning of tho murder. Dr. Kont testified
that this clothing bore human blood stalnc
Antonio Ramon sworothatnboutthreewooks
beforo the killing Cotto asked him it ho could
hiro .come person to remove Francalosa, and
tho witness and Cotto wont to 110th stroot nnd
Third acmio In Now York for tho purposoof
securing nn ussassln. Tlio witness, when
they had reached thut place, strongly urged
Cotto not to kill Praucolosa, or biro any other
person to do ho on account of his wife and
children. Cotto's only dofenco was contained
In his own statomout to tlio jury that Fran
eiilosa htruck It f ill and thrown etoue at him,
that Im then used thoknifo In self-dofenco.
Cotto denied that ho had oxer plotted to kill
1 rnncaloKU. or thnt Mrs. Francalosa had over
urged him to murdor her husband, or that any
improper relntlons v.MMod between him and
the murdered man's wife. Cotto could not ex
plain how ho came to inflict no loss tliun
twelve wounds on Irancalosa. while ho re
ceived no injury whatever hlmsolt in the al
leged qunrrol with his victim.
Mrs. Francalosa has been indtetod ns'nn ac
complice, but It is doubtful whether sho will
bo brought to trial. Sho bus throo young
children, ono an Infant who shares her Im
prisonment. Cotto loft a wlfo nnd two or
threo children behind him whnn ho cam n to
thin country two years ago. It Is suspected
that ho wont to live with tho Francalosas with
the llxed purposoof compassing tho husband's
doath. Ho Is about 40 ycurs old. ot smooth
face and slight build.
Where Is Mrs, Charles fi, Brosvat
No tracp has yet boon found of Mrs. Ovaries
G. Brown of 14 Gray stroot, liosovlllo.Nowark.
who disappeared on Nov. 17. Her husband,
mother, nnd friends believe sho bocamo sud
donly demented uttor leaving tho houso. For
several daysn rumor has boon going about
RosevlUo that sho hod gone AVost to moot a
young man named Eugeuo H. Snville. who In
Heptcmbor last went toGlenwood. HI., near
Chicago. Tho two fnmillos woro Intimate, but
beyond this thuro Is no apparent ground for
the story. Tho husband and SavllhYs family
both denounco thu rumor, and are trying to
ascertain where It started.
Savillo has written that if necessary he will
travel from Glenwood to apwbtk to deny the
story personally whenever his parents thero
think ft host
Bobbed the Telephone Company,
Charles 8. Forbes of 480 St Nicholas avenue,
the Metropolitan Tolephone and Telegraph's
Company's superintendent! pay stations, was
held for examination at the Tombs Court yes
terday on a charge ot forgery In altering the
memorandum streets kept at the station In
the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Em ployees of the ho
tel havo froo use ottho tolepbono, and when
thoy sond a messago the word "house" Is nut
opposite thu memorandum It Is chargod that
Mr. Forbes changed tho sheets rooelved by
him. writing In " houso" w hero an amount had
been ehurgud and pocketing tlio money, It la
thought thut thu company bus lott moro than
The Onnic ol " Innocence Abroad."
I'lu) tills Jolly uuw ifauiu ut tnwal -til.
Weakness of wen, due to overwork. Ill health, ax
cesses, Ac, may bo quickly and tborouirhlr cured hr a
new aotenltllc systsiu perfected by the Krio Medical
Jo . Nlsnara square, imhalo. 14. V. Write to them tor
explanatory pamphlet, whlcu they offer to well tree In
sald letter. They refer to -,000 sursil istuats.-.Ai.
TACTICS OF THE MILLS MEN.
BEEKINO A COMBINATION WITtt TDK
FRIENDS OP HVRINOER.
Crisp' I.ead Not JLaueaed alia rrieade Es
Ornate fits Streaajth on tha Flrat Ballet
at llS-Holamn aa a PeeslMlftr.
Wasiukoton, Dec. 2. Tho air Is full of ru
morn to-night ot possible combinations In the
Spoakorshlp contest looklngto tho withdrawal
of Springer, McMUlin. or Hatch In tholntorost
ofthofrootrndo Candidate Mr. Mills. It this
object Is accomplished, tho prospocts ot tho
Toxas man will no doubt bo Improved. If it is
not, then Judge Crisp will maintain tho com
manding lead which ho now has until tho
caucus moots. There Is no doubt that Crisp Is
far ahoad of Mills to-day. and that io friends
of tho latter aro badly f rlghtonod. " Anything
to beat Crisp," expresses tho attltudo now
gonorally orodltod to tho freo trader's forces.
Tho sensation ot the day Is tho rumored dis
affection of a portion ot tho Illinois
dolegatlon from the cnuso ot Sprlngor
In tho Interest ot Mills, At Bprlngor's
headquarters tho disaffection Is denlod, and
last night's actlJkot the Illinois dolegatlon In
rosolvlngtnanlraously to support tholr candi
date is pointed to in confirmation. At tho
same tlmo It Is admitted that tho question has
boon broached and that thoy havo boon ap
proached with a proposition of combination as
n covor for retreat. Tho result Is the engen
dering ot tho first bitter resentments of a con
test thnt haB, so far, been' wagod in
fair and open-handed onoountor. But un
til now the encounters hao beon mndovory
largely at long rango. Until to-day hardly
ono-half of tho Domocrntto members had ar
rived. Thoro aro with to-day's arrivals more
than two-thirds ot the wholo numbor horo.
Now the contestants como to close quarters.
To-day bogan tho hand-to-hand struggle.
"Lato to bod and early to tiso" was tho motto
of all tho candidates, and Is Ukoly to bo until
thoy all go to bed early noxt Sunday morning
after the battle in tho caucus Is fought out
Candidate Mills began tho day's battle by a
flank movement on the Georgian's intrench
mont" at the Metropolitan. Thoro ho stayod
until after lunch, whon ho again took up his
position at his hoadquarters atWlllard's. His
workers were evorywhere. Tholr presencoln
secret consultation with several Illinois mem
bers and one Iowan in an up-stalrs room at
tho National wns whispered about and se
cured credence for the rumor of disaffection In
the Sprlngor camp. ' Tho four Illlnoisans were
said to havo boon pledged to Mills all along
and to have acted In his Interest in tho coun
cils of their delegation.
" If thore aro any traitors In my camp.", said
Mr. Springer, smilingly, this afternoon. "I
don't know It and I don't believe it I havo
every assurance that my friends will stand by
mo and that thoy aro steadily Increasing in
Itadlant nnd smiling appeared Mr. Springer
In his TOd, white, and bluo bower this morn
ing, ready for the fray and happy in the pos
session ot an importunt addition to the gallery
ot portraits that adorn his walls. At last
Gov, Hill is there, a line engraving having
been sent over by oxpress from Now York in
response to a tologram. A diligent inquiry
hod failed to discover one portrait ot Now
York's Got crnor in Washington. Next to tho
Springer portrait the Governors Is placed,
and now Mr. Springor's walls present an im
partial front to incoming membors of the New
York dolegatlon und others interested in Pres
Tho Illinois delegation entered to-day on the
polling of Springer's strength. After the se
cret conference lato last ovonlng. at which an
organization was effected, the delegation .was
requested by.Mr. fcprlngerto choose, tho -per-,
on who shall present his name to tlio cauqus.
"SBrlriger. .Alreadyl'pngreBsmun Bryan of Ne
braska had promised to socond tbe nomina
tion ot Mr. SprlngoK insuring a brilliant and
effective second for tho illlnolsan. Thelowans
hold a conference at u hich It wan agreed to
stand bv Sprlngor as long aB the Illinois dele
gation remaining steadfust unit in his sup
port Early on dook was Judge Crisp, too, calm
nnd playful iu domeunor. His physical stay
ing powers, say his friends, aro coincident
witli tho talng quality of his pledged sup
porters. But he could probably count on tho
fingers of one hand tho number of hours ot
Bleep ho has allowed hlmsolt in two days. To
day bis activo workers were increased by the
arrival of Blount and Lesterof Georgia. Clark
and Turpioof Alabama, and GelBBonnnlnorot
Nnw Jersey, ail ot whom havo taken off tholr
coats fortne Georgian in dead earnest
"Wo don't care a continental for any com
bination," said one ot the lending Crisp men.
" made In the interest of Mr. Mills that will ro
loaso the supporters of any other candidate.
In any such event we know that wo have as
many, it not 'moro than he. of the seoond
cholco votes so released. Now look: do you
think for a moment thut the honest supporters
of Mr. Springer aro likely to follow tho lead of
tin underhanded surrender Their trouble
for their pains, say we to any such effort of
Mr. Mills's contingent. And thoy themsolvos
know that the withdrawal of either of tho
other candidates would bu to our advantage."
Mr. Crisp himself makes no estimates tor
publication: but his friends, nftor a rigid can
nss, to-night pilod up 115 votes or there
abouts for him on the first ballot. Eton his
opponents concede him nbout DO votes now.
But it will stop there, say tho Mills men. Thoy,
too. now join In thuliorus. "No ono can win
on the first ballot" They count on incoming
iIoubtfulH and a break later on.
Col. Hutch freed his mind tills afternoon on
tlio subject of his retirement from the ruco in
"If I wore absolutely certalu that a combi
nation to dofent any ono or all ot tho other
known candidates was contemplated I would
never dronra of such a thing, nnd It a man
should como to mo with a proposition ot that
sort I would kick him outot tlio room.'.'
Spenking of tho story that Juv Gould's In
terests went subsorved by Alexander G. Coch
ran in opposing Mr. Mills for tho Speakership,
Mr. Hatch said:
"Mr. Cochran has boon an intimate personal
friend of mine for moro than twenty ears. In
nil thnt time I liavu never Known ufni to do it,
dishonorable tiling, nor huvo I evorjiearda
whisper which was not to his credit Moro than
two weeks ago 1 met him In bt Louis and he
thon volunteorotl to assist mo in tills Speaker
ship campaign. Knowing how popular ho was,
und seeing tlio advantage which must neces
sarily follow, from his oxtonslvo nciitinin
tanco. eBpeclnlly with Eastern members, I
cordially tnvltod him to bo of our party. Mr.
Cochran lu not herons tho ropresontutlvoof
any corporation! hois herons my frioiulanil
supporter. A great wrong has been done lilm
by tho slandorer or slanderers who put tho
story In circulation, but no mnn w ho knows
him bolteves a frugmout of thu malicious false
hood." Gov. Buchanan and n party of Tennessonns
arrived to-day and began aetlvo work for Mc
Mllllu. Intho absonco of Judcollolman there Is not
much dettnlto talk about tha tlmo of tho meet
ing of the eauous. "Tho Judge will probably
call us togethor noxt Saturday by tolegruph."
remarked Amos J. Oumiulngs. But there is a
disposition to call the caucus at noon on Satur
day, unless It shall be conceded on all hides
t hut ono or two ballots may be enough to elect.
That Is .not llkoly to ho eoneoded. Long
specohos In thu nomination of candidates are
to bo discouraged.
Tho Mar this ovening refers to tho possible
eleventh-hour candidacy of Judgo Holman In
explanation of his late arrival. This is what
It says: ...
" A few of the knowing ones uro wondering
why Mr. Holman of Indiana does not nut in an
appearance. That statesman was advertised
somo time ago an the most ardent Mills man in
the country, and it wus announced that he
would have full .charge of thu Mills
campaign. He did not come, howovor.
when the .right opened up, .Ho is not
here yet and itis understood that he will not
Rrrlve before Friday evening. Curious peoplo
ave been reading between the lines, and ono
or two of these have theories which may not
be very far.from correct , An impression pre
vails that the Chairmanship of the Appropria
tions Commltteebas been promised to Matohler
of Pennsylvania by Mr. Mills, tho promise.
iiowover, to bo void and ot no effect If
Ir. Mills fails of oloction. This would
not be ngrooablo to Mr. Holman. nnd
thoro aro thoso who explain his apparent hick
of Interest In Mr. Mllla byropnating this ru
mor. Thon thoro is the possibility of Mr. Hoi
nun being nn eleventh-hour cnudidutu for tho
elinlrnnij tho gavel; f-oini'thlng ho could not
bo Ir lio had boon working for ono of thu llvo
niixioiiH nnoH now hustling for otes. Thu
number of those who think of Mr. Holman as
u candidate is fow, for ho would be an untl-river-nnd-harbor
and publlo-buildlngs Speak
er, not at all popular from tho standpoint ot
the average legislator." .
The members of the New England delega.
Uou field auiutorjjiai conference at thenoiue
XI Mr. Andrew of Massachusetts this evening.
tltsolosnMr.Mokinnoy of Now Hampshire
said the discussion showed that ten ot tho
fourteen members of tho delegation wero for
Mr. Mills and that tho remaining, four wero
divided among the other candidate. Thore
was no formal action of any kind. It was the
understanding when tbe conference adiourn
ed that there would bo no further meeting nf
tho delegation before tho caucus on Saturday.
HURRAHING FOR HPRINaBV.
Tna CleaeraU So to Washtastaa to Booaa
Bias for the Hpeaherahlp.
HABitrsBWita, Den. 2.-Gen. John C. Black.
Tension Commissioner under Cleveland, ox-Postmaster-General
Vilas, and Gen. Winston.
ox-MInlster to Persia, arrived In this city On
tho Now York and Chicago limited this after
noon, and passed several hours here. Both
Gen. Black and Gon. Winston are ardent sup
porters ot Congressman Bprlngor for tho
Speakership, In whoso Interest they havo gone
to Washington. Both oxpressed much satis
faction In representing In this mission the
unanimous vote ot tho Illinois Legislature.
They believe that it Mr. Springer be elect
ed it will be a happy solution ot the determined
contest between Mills and Crisp. .Gon. Black
did not think the Speakership had any Presi
dential significance. .Whon asked what pros
ectsho saw of Mr. Springer's sueoess. aan.
lack said: J
"Wo. nro not. making rash claims. If I be
lieved his election was reasonably certain, I
would, say so. I feel very muoh encouraged
with tho prospects at thlsvtlme.and I firmly
bolluvo that his chaneesiar improving dally.
Wo aro in this contest to remain. We Intend
to make a vigorous fight and. of courso, wo
hopo to win.
"Mr. Springer Is pertain ot the Illinois votes,
and I believe ne will got quite a numbor of un
pledged votes on the, first ballot Ithlnklt
Mills or Crisp Is not elected on tho second
ballot. Springer will be centred upon, and his
election will follow." v
OPINIONS OF MR.' DEPEW.
He Baya Flewer May ha' tha Comma- Maa,
aad that Mr.. Field la Still Very Blch.
Cntci.00, Dec. 2. Chauncey Pepow. who Is
with tho Vanderbilt party on. Its trip to the
Wostsald tc-nlght that Blaine would surely
be tho Republican Presidential nominco It he
would consent to make the race. Otherwise
Harrison would be the candidate. Mr. Depsw
declared that Eoswell Flower's chances of get
ting tho Democratio nomination woro fully as
good ns those ot Cleveland, and that Gov.
Boles of Iowa would certainly bo named for
In discussing the World's 'Fair. Mr. Depew
said Congress should not make the loan of
$5,000,000. but should make an appropriation
ot that amount Ho also said that the stories
about Cyrus W. Field's financial ruin were all
nonsense. forMr. Field was still an immensely
wealthy man, . .
SmCK DIDN'T GO TO THE THEATRE.
Pabttsher Blaaaeabera; Had' Hlaa Arrested
rarralllas at Ifsteloa Bias.
John J. Swiok. a piano manufacturer at 132d
street and Boulevard, recently had some dif
ference with Mark A. Blumenberg. who pub
lishes tbe Musical Courier at '25 East Four
teenth street about an articlo attacking Swlck.
Swlck dropped into Blumonherg's offloe at
7:30 o'clock last night on his way to tho Union
Square Theatre with bs wife and daughter.
Tho visit resulted In Swlck being looked
up In' the Thirtieth street station and
his family falling to enjoy the play.
Blumenberg asked Policeman MoCool
to arrest Swiok for pointing a pistol at him
and threatening to shoot him. Blumenberg
said that Swlck demanded a retraction of the
published attacks on him, and pulled him nut
ot JiiBofflce and threatened to kill him. The
publisher's bookkeeper-corroborated Blumon
herg's story. . Thu policeman couldn't find a
pistol on Svjrick. y
.putBwicklnto Lskxell aa sHSplcJous.paroiv
ana Mrs. Swiok and. her fcughtar went homo
in toarstogetabonofmanwrole&Mhlm. She
said that her hUBband never carried a revolver
in his Hie. - . '
BER FOVRTtl VICTIX.
The UaaajUs o r" Me MaanS. To-day aad tha
Weaas Xcsaaaalhla for It
Phixamlphia. Doc.' 2. Tbeiwiflkedest man,
InPhiladolphla, John McManuiwlU be hanged
to-morrow. He has a record of stabbing and
shooting a doren men and women, and three
lives have been taken by him. The last mur
der was that ot Eugene McGinnls.
On tho night of olection day in 188Q Mo
Manus began a debauch, and was in tho midst
ot It whon he met and killed McGinnls In a fit
of jealousy. The woman in the case was
Amanda Cross, known as the queen ot the
slums. who has been responsible forthe deaths
of three young men within the last five years.
James Kane killed his brother Andrew on ao
count of hor and was hanged. McGinnls was
tho third victim, and now MoManus will bo tho
MoManus led gangs of repeaters on election
days and was possessed of many political
secrets. The politicians always saved htm be
fore. They huvo staved oft his banging for
The temperature was from 10.to 20 higher yetter
dsy in all the States esst ot the Mississippi Plttr, but
wss still below rrtetlng point In the nornlnir In Ten
nessee. .North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland, thenoe
nortbiv ard tbroDghoat New York and tbe New England
Mates. Tbls morning It should be abore freezing erery
wbere except in the N'ortbwest.
The Iilirts pressure that brougbt on lbs cold wave Is
now over tbe ocean, having passed on the south Atlan
tic coast, and la now followed by a steadily falling
pressure and an extensive depression covering' tbe
country generally west of the Mississippi, leading Into
the upper lakes, causing cloudy and threatening
weather with occasional light rains or snows orer its
area, and Is likely to create unsettled conditions to the
east of tbe Mississippi to-day, '
The winds along the cosst were from southwest to
south; velocities from 0 in '.'4 r.illes an boor.
Fair ami warmer wiatber prevailed In this city,
Highest ofllclal teiuierature, -13'; luwest, 31; average
humidity, lt per cent: Wind generally southwest;
average v elvclty, J O miles an hour,
Tho thermometer at ferry's pharmacy In Tits 80s
building recorded the temperature yesterday as follows)
1S10. 1891 inao. 1S1.
SA.M .- at' S30P.M 2B 45
HA.M SO ;it P. M 2 4S
pa. m si- a; np.M 24 42
JJM -M- UU12Mld IU 41
Average ,,,, ,19)
Average on Pea 2. IBUU 22SI
ux-it man-lit Tilt. 8 r, u. tuosinir.
for southeastern Xew York (Including Long Island),
alio for weitern Connecticut and northern New Jersey,
fair, warmer; southerly winds. For Friday, increasing
clonilinesa, with light rain; continued warm.
V.. II. Pciv, local Forecast Official
wimnGTO msHcssr till ft r. a Tnrssnsr,
For New Lnglsnd, fair vvesther Thursday; southwest
winds; slight cbsnges In temperature; probably rain
For West Mrglnia, fair, warmer; south winds.
For wetern nw York, western Pennsylvania, and
Ohio, fair Thursday, followed by showers Thursday
night or rrlday; Incrtasing south winds, slightly
warmer, except in western .New York stationary tem
perature. Forthe District of Colotnbls, mnn Kt't Yorl.rum
JVn,ifuiiifii, .Viis Jcimj, Dtliluvtr. MtiryluitJ.anJ ViigMa.
uir uttitUr, W utnt., tUjlt rAwiM fa (rijer!l'ur,
jj olttUif iti,t os Frlila ,
KsiTiit. iomhiioii imi ctirsit rosrcur,
The barometer lonlinued blgb, but hss fallen slowly
on tbe Atlantic toast, with warmer, fstrweitber. The
disturbsnre la the teiitrsl Rocky Mountain region tbls
morning has Increased In energy and lias moved esst
ward to tbe eastern portion of Nebraska and Kanssi,
vrbere the barometer is unusually low. This dJsturbsnce
has been followed In lbs Rocky Mountain regions by as
area ot blgb pretsurs from tbs Faelflo coast, causing
colder noitherly winds and light snows from Nsw
Mexico northward to Dakota -and Montana Fair
weather continued throughout the central valleys and
tbtnee eastwaid to the Atlantle coast, with warmer
southerly winds, The Indications are Ibat warmer,
fair weather III continue nil the Atlantic roast during
Thursda), but tt norm in the West will prohsbly
rausu rains 011 the Atlniitiii russi on Frld.i), t'loudl
ueie will Increase in tbe central valles, with warm
suutlierl) winds un ThursdJ), nrtliwrd by showers In
the Hutu of tlio nu-r Mississippi and loner Ohio
vallr)s, and probably colder weather "III prevail luth
central vsllojs on sriday,
A nickel Invested In tfabob chewing tohaccotosa
farther-Iban a nickel In any otber brand, there's so
waste. It Is moist and frssb ta the end ta Its luUsuoma
MSbrgfBtlulbUtlls BIHlfawffi V ' ",
COURT MARTIAL PUT' OFF. I
MAJOR THROCKMORTON'S IRTAt DIB j&
NOT JAKE PLACE XESTERDArj V
. . i
Cant. Osier, Who Maceeedca' the Majar'avt J,
Fort Sehayler, Has Made a Jtepert Baas
hedyfas New Charges-Home' of tha "'t,
Chargee Healed hy tha reraoas tha Kate
Jor Is ffald to Have Cheated. '
The court martial ot Major Charles Bs
Throckmorton, which wan to havo taken plae .j:
yostorday at tho United States army building,
has boon Indefinitely postponed, ponding" In-
vestlgatlon Into additional facts In rogard to
alleged Irregularities ot tho Mnjor. These) 'jr.
facts have boon forwardod to Washington by
Gon. Howard. Gon. Howard yostorday mad rf
a statement about tho court martial, in regard -&
to which thoro has boon somo misunderstand J
ing. Owing to delay lt has beon hinted thit 1
thb court martial would novertako place. ' t
"Two sots of charges." tho Gonoratalo', t
"weroforwnrdod by mo to Washington. Tha C'
Judgo Advocate General acted upon them. f
On tho first charge, that ot duplicating tho par 4
accounts, a trial was rncommendod. Onyth'o M'
second charge, that ot issuing fraudulent
checks, tho Judgo Advocato General oonsld- ,
ered thnt thorp was no criminality on Major
Throckmorton's' part nnd docllned to rccom-
mend a trial. Through Gon. Sohoflold I was dl- V
rectod to convono tho court martial, but I :
could not do 1 so legally, ns I had preferred
the charges. I notified the War Department
ot this fact, and Uie Prosldent ordered the V
court martial to convono to-day. Additional -'!;
foots In regard to tho specification nbout tho
fraudulent checks wore sent to Washington, ?
and, as tho Fresldont Is too busy at presentto 'j,
attend to them, the order convening the court ,
was suspended." i
-Gon. Howard said ho had hoard nothing in i
rogard to a report that certain merchants, to ??
whom Major Throckmorton was indebted, had.
after writing to Washington to soo how they
could get their money, changed their minds
and wanted Throckmorton let down oaslly. Ha -,
also denlod thnt the members' of tbe -court
martial had been told that they would not be
needed to try Throckmorton. .-
A'8ov reporter on Tuosday called on Capt
J. H.Calef. tho proacnt commanding officer at
Fort Schuyler in place of Major Throckmor
ton. -The reporter tojd Capl Calef that it was
rumored in Westchester that he 'and several
other officers at the fort had' gono among -tho
merchants of Wottcltcster and' Inquired about
Major Throckmorton's business relations with ,'
them. Ho'admltted that he had done so. '
" I sent a lottor on Oct 14 to Gen. Howard." j
said Cant Calob. "asking that an inspector be ;"
sent down to investigate certain stories. Ho ,,;
said It I knew anything against Throckmorton -v
to inform him ot lt. Ioontlnued mylnvostiga- .'j'
tlons, and two or throe weeks later sent my re- '
port and asked that an Inspector be sent over
to verify It. Inspector-General Hughes came v
and reported that the facts set down in my --,
statement wero true." .
Capt Caters report was In substanoo about
as follows: " v;
1. It Is known-that Major Throckmorton gave to '
Lieut. U- F. Davis a check In payment of aUebt which '
afterward passed Into tbe nanasjof the meat contractor -
for the rort. J. Bible, and that when Bible preatpted It :
lor payment, it wss protested, and came back to Major
Throckmorton through Davis.
7. That Major Throckmorton borrowed $900 from Mr.
Zeltner, who supplies the Fort with beer, telling mi
ner that be was I no one controlling the patronage of 1 '.
tbepost, and thatbe gave Zeltner a duplicate payeo
ceunl as security for tbs borrowed money, end that
month attar month he substituted each succeeding pay
account in place of it. ..
a. That he gave a bogus cheek to Thomas Dunwoodle. ..
a West Chester bUcksinttbitn payment fore debt, ana ;
that Duawcodlt .held the check at the time ot the re- '
tDOrt' 1. , . 1 l ...... f ,
4.TnthsltSorrowsdS50rr)mneritten.eWsitChss- , ?';
tST.drarrlst..nd that Uerllaea aadta sue.hlmtagae lirf
the' money, end ioHCtO cost by the salt. rc -HJ
,6- Tost n borrowed -money from many cltlseni of ':
West Chaster, itlving bis pay accounts aa security. v
e. That as Post Commander he had been nnsempa- '
loua in his methods, and that his name was a "syno :
arm for dishonesty and unreliability."
7. That P. J O-Enllrot the David's Island poet had ,
told Surgeon VT. R. Mall that in November, ItttM. O'Kelly !
had presented a pay account of TbrocRmortons, for ,
OctoDer,18oo. to tbe paymaster, and that tha pay J
matter bad refused to make It rood beoause the ac-
count tor that month had been already paid. it
8. That a saloon keeper had openly intuited Tbroek- .
mortonontbeOtTernmentreservtlon at Fort Wade V
worth, on account of an unpaid bllL and tbat Tbroek- '
mqrton had aUowed tbe Insult to go anniented.
'To these charges Calef attached'hls name. I
These are ,tho additional facts, the examina
tion of which at Washington haa,causod the
delay in the trial. ' . .'
The reporter .called at Major Throckmor-
ton'shouse and questioned htm about Calef s i
" At tho propsr time." said ho. T shall make , I
my defence. That report is an official docn- I
ment, and I cannot disouss it for publication." 1
Tbe reporter made inquiries at Westchester i
about somo ot tho charges. J. Bible, the a
butcher, mentioned in the first charge, said he ;
once received a chock, of Throckmorton's. He :
deposited Itat his bank. His bankers, wrote
that they could not cash it He left it at the
bank, and when he next went to the city he
found that the money had been Collected. '
Throckmorton having reGniorced his bank ao-
Herman GerltEcn was too ill to be seen, bat .S
his son Augustus said: "I hftard my father 1
say the other day after some officers had been l;
In tho store inquiring nbout Throckmorton's
affairs, thut It tlio Major wanted any money ot y
him ho could have it My father loaned tho ,.
Major moncv onco and he got It back."
Henry Zeltnor. u brother of the man who
supplied tlio Tost with boor, said that Throck
morton had horrowi'd money from his fathor. 1
nnd had paid it back; thnt ho noverbudbor- ,3
rowed a rout of his brother, nor bad thore boon -I
nuy question nf monuy raised when hisbrothor it
wan procuriw.1 to supply tho Post with hoer. V
Thomas Dinwoodlo said thnt tho Major al
ways paid him witli chocks, but bo nover had
any troublo except with ono for $20, which,
came back to him protested. "Ispoketoths
Major about it," ho said, "and ho gavo mo
caRli. Ho told mo that ho had overdrawn his
bnllanco 11 little." ' . J
Many pmrnlo In Westchester told the re-
porter that Major Throckmorton's reputation 1
wna good nmong all tho tradesmen. 1
Major Throckmorton has now been under a
arrest fifty-three days. According to article J
71 of tho urticles ot war In tho Ho- j.
vised Statutes ot tlio Unltort States an
oillcor must lio tried within forty-oight days ;
nftor his nrrest or thoarrcht must oenso, al
though he may bo tried ut any time within a '
year. Major Throckmorton, it Is snld, has
ground for 11 complaint ugitlnst some one tor
not releasing lilm.
The Thief Hmoked aad ns Cauglit,
Whllo Charles Ehrandt of IU 1'lrst streot was J
out for a walk last night a man broke Into his
apartments and picked up a bundlo of goods
ready for removal. Tho man sat on a chair. 1
tho bundle of goods athls tout, und smoked a
Ehrandt came homo with his wlfo and saw
tho man smoking and had him iirrosted. At
tho Fourteenth preclnot station house the man '
said he wns Joseph I). Drown. 50 years old, but X
refused to toll whom he lived.
Arlor C'urlla Wishes to lie Iteleaeed on Ball. A
Sax riuNTisco, Doc. '-'.Actor M. B. Curtis
dsam'lo) litm), who shot Pollcomnn Alexan- $
dur Grant, sued out n writ of habeus corpus y
to-day. returnable before the Huprpmo Court ft.
!o-inorrovv nfght. Curtis Is now In the county ".,
ail. awaiting Irial for murder, and desires to Ji
10 released nn ball, a petition which was re- '';
fusod by Judgo Troutt. 'i
J VI TIX OH AVOVT TOWN. -
Tbe city was without a .visvnr jetterds. Actlar- '"
Mayor Arunld wss la Atbsuy, Mayor Oram is sxpectsd J, i
to ssll for home 10 dsy,
In tbst'nitsd hlstts Circuit Court yesterday a lory .
awsrdsd S7,C00 damagss to Edward II Cunnlngbsm A
lor personal Injuries walcli be lecclvsd on theKew il
York Csntrsl liallrosd. 7 ,i
The adrsnt mission of Calvary Episcopal Church will '
bsgln on Dec. & snd last for tsn days Hlsnop Dudley r,
will bs the mlstloatr, and the flev. Dr. O, ItVande T
Water will assist.
Members of the Mount Washington Collegiate Assa. ',
rlstion will dine to-night at Ibe Hotel Imperial The
Itev, William Lloyd, the Iter. Dr. Deems, lb lion,
i.eorse W riitrke. tbe Hun Adolpli I, Hsnger. Csphss
Uraiiierd, Jr. mid John U Tomllntou rl spesk, 1
JinUe Mi'Vilam has granted sii absolute divorce tn ''
Har llirnUuio rrnui Jotepli lilroUinc 10 t'lmrlis rtsft
Irmii Usrlbu i'l'ir. In Kaiiiini Aliriuiinivli irum Jaiob ,1
AhrauiiiKlls. alidtnClls IIIkiiis Hi, hi .lob 11 lllgglns. V
AUoallinliid uivinr to Murla Un l r frnm llrriuau i
Waller, nnd In riillenina lloiteiiu Irum Annul II, '74
lliii Vim llii.iuin, wlinwimiu ntnlirnr the new J
aiiuedutt and wiiowMssutpt-intt I nra tjrlof ISSomi, J
bat riled a cluliu tor SI,','0JilT lor i4 during the terms v
ot suspension The Aqueduct tlouimls. loners yasur --
day resolved to pay Judgments amounting to 8M. r
which bsvabeenobtaiued tncstes tlrullsr 10 Ihstof
Von Buitum. . TBsooarts hsvshsid thai IBS Ooiamts.